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no longer the most common car. there are a lot of more modern car. cars in general, they're not all over the place. you don't have the kind of traffic you have in other major cities. they're very expensive. quick example, those old american cars, i'm talking one not in good condition, can be anywhere from 10 to 12,000 cucs. that's the cuban currency. that's about $10,000. there are anti-government signs still here. we found some dramatic ones like this one that says the blockade is the longest genocide in history. cubans we talked to, they're hopeful that there will be more change and they see the pope's visit as something that will result in better days. >> translator: marvelous. there's no other pope like him. we're happy because he's been doing things differently. he's brought us peace, happiness, humility. >> reporter: well, today pope francis will meet with families
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in santiago. he boards a plane. he leaves cuba and he heads to washington, d.c. reporting live from havana, darlene rodriguez. "today in new york." michael, back to you. >> we'll see you again at 6:00. we look forward to that. thanks again. 5:04. today we expect to learn more specifics about how the pope's visit will disrupt traffic around the city. barricades are up. they've been up for a while. "today in new york's" katherine creag on the upper east side. that's where the pope will be staying. kat? >> for two nights down the street on east 72nd. more concrete barriers. we're seek parking restrictions. for example, these no parking signs have been placed. they don't allow parking starting overnight until saturday, 8:00 in the evening during the pope's visit drivers should expect dozens of street closures on the upper east side, lower manhattan, mid town, east and west side.
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bus lines will be rerouted like the m 72 and m 15. taking the sunday ways might be the best. the postal service, ups, other delivery services admitted they may not be able to deliver mail and packages to certain zip codes because of road closures and so many zip codes. go to nbc 4 new york.com for road closures. expect a lot of action going on. we'll tell you about the generators being brought in for security issues. back to you. kerry. >> thank you, kat. don't forget we've created a very special section as kat referenced on our website. everything you need to know nbcnewyork.com/pope. right now though we do want to check weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check with storm team 4's weather, chris cimino. the weather has improved before
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his visit? >> yes. today we have the comfortable temperatures and a lot of cloud cover. overcast and breezy. maybe a couple of early morning sprinkles well north and west of the city. 50s in the suburbs, 60s in the city. low and mid 70s this afternoon and maybe late breaks of sunshine especially north and west of town. in town it is 62 degrees. cool breeze out there. we have that cool breeze all day with the overcast skies. 70 at noon. 74, that's the expected high at 3:00. pretty close to normal temperatures for this time of the year. 5:07 on the nose. let's find out about the coytmmute. here's lauren. >> mass transit, a couple of detours out there on the buses. the b 63, q 44 and q 48. we should enjoy having that right now because we know it's going to change a lot later. if you are getting on the ferries, everything looks good on the commute. new york waterway, the pier 11 stop could close at any moment. you can expect delays and bus route changes throughout manhattan.
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the molly pitcher commuter service begins today at 6:30 a.m. that will take you from bedford, middletown, monmouth. that's exciting. over on the trains. things look good. alternate side of the parking rules are in effect today. right now we're following breaking news in new jersey this morning. firefighters battling a house fire overnight on laurel avenue in carney. toitd in new york's tracie strahan talked to firefighters on the scene. >> reporter: michael, the good news is they've been able to turn off the hoses. now they're this the process of evaluating the single family home on laurel avenue. the flames were so insentence the roof collapsed. this is cell phone video when the call came in around 1:44 this morning. at one point residents said smoke filled the entire neighborhood. authorities say at least one person inside was able to gem
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fire engulfed the first and second floors. crews were able to stage a pretty effective interior attack before the roof collapsed. even as the fire was brought under control there was damage to both homes next door. >> pretty common in this area is how close the buildings are together. there's only about three feet paration between the buildings and when you have a lot of fire in the fire building, it's very e easy to extend to the home next door. >> i doubt they'll be back in. the back is all gone. >> reporte there was a lot of fire in the back of the home as that neighbor just said. it extended to the second floor of the home. investigators are starting to descend on the scene and try to figure out a cause of this. michael, no word on where the fires started in the house. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. new this morning on long island, a driver is recovering after crashing into a strip mall in west islip. a white maserati slammed into a
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restaurant on higby lane just before 10:30 last night. both businesses were closed. the driver had to be extricated and taken to the hospital. as you can see, this accident caused extensive damage. meanwhile 5rks:09. happening today michael grimm heading to prison. he's reporting to a medium facility prison to serve an eight month sentence. prosecutors accused him of hiding $1 million in receipts. mayor de blasio has a few d years before he's up for re-election. michael faulkner announced he's running in the 2017 mayoral race. he's currently a minister and businessman. he's going to seek the republican nomination. >> i am running not because i believe i'm the smartest guy in the world nor will i have to be the smartest guy at the table
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but i will be the unifying factor, the one who brings us together. >> faulkner actually ran for congress in 2010. he lost to long-time harlem democrat charlie rangel. the mayor of bridgeport, connecticut, inding it a little more difficult to run for re-election than he thought. bins bill finch lost the election last week to joe ganum. finch later announced plans to run in november as a candidate with the job creation party but state officials say that party missed a deadline for naming finch as its nominee, however, finch is still hopeful that he'll find a way onto the ballot. 5:11 right now. ahead, rising republican presidential candidate carly fiorina, she was in our building. she headed up to the tont show. we'll hear what she said about donald trump and vladimir putin. starbucks newest feature that could mean never waiting in line for coffee again.
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5:14 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. we start with storm team 4's what's happening? >> not much. back to you. here. a lot of clouds and lingering on into the afternoon. get some breaks in spots and even eared on north and west, spritzes around. gray, cool, breezy. that's the way they will play out. beautiful arrival of autumn gorgeous day. lots of sun. looks nice thursday and friday. drd y and comfortable temperatures, too. normal high of 72. just a little above average. most of this month has been well above average.
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we could go to the record books. boken, 61. city island, 61 degrees. 60 to 65 covers the five boroughs. most of long island as well. coastal connecticut, north and west seeing 50s this morning. with the cloud cover overnight that didn't allow the cloud cover to drop. there is quite a bit of cloud cover. not a lot of rain. most of it's passing mos y to the west and northwest. warwick, sussex. olster, duchess county, there could be a couple of light sprinkles. that should be about it early this morning and then the clouds could part for at least a few peaks of sun later this afternoon north and west. high of 74 degrees. clears out everywhere tonight. west to ea w low 59 in mid town. cool start tomorrow, 40s. distant suburbs. sunshine around. it warms up nicely while fall arrives at 4:22 in the morning. it warms to a high of 81 tomorrow afternoon. almost ten degrees.
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roll and knock down another magic number. first pitch temperature looks very comfortable for baseball. thursday and friday looking good for the pope. few clouds in the mix on friday. rmer d i will be thursday. op into lkthe 70s on friday. then we'll have to watch some rain trying to move in from the atlantic. temperatures in the low 70s. looks like the bulk of it right now will stay south and east of us. we'll keep an eye of that. today. 81 tomorrow, 80 thursday. really nice days. 74 on friday. weekend cloudy side, spotty shower little drizzle south and east and back to partial sun monday. let's get over to lauren scala. >> no new trouble spots on the roads for today's morning commute which is good news. i'm going to take this moment to look ahead to tonight and tomorrow since the u.n. general assembly street closures do begin tonight at 10:00 p.m.
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the streets that will close at 10:00 p.m., first avenue s thhut down from 42nd to 48th as well as cross streets between first and second. the underpass will remain open. you can jet under. i still don't recommend traveling in that area if you n't have to. looking a ead to tomorrow, 42nd street fdrpramps. those will be closed. we have sporadic closures of the fdr drive possi ly southboundult 63rd and northbound. you have emergency vehicles blocking lanes on some of our cross streets, 57th street, 42nd stusreet and also up and down 2nd avenue. something to keep in mind. we're going to see very heavy delays on the east side of manhattan. a little bit worse for the rest of the week with the pope here. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lauren, thanks very much. big shakeup in the race for president. hear was once one of the favorites t now wisconsin governor scott walker, he's out.
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he withdrew on monday with a message for his fellow republicans. >> i believe that i am being ecalled to lead by helping clear the field in this race so that a sitive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. >> walker's comments are seen as an attempt to end don d trump's dominance. he sank in the polls and ran out of money. carly fiorina is rising in the polls. she shared her personal side on c'sm""tonight show"" with jimmy fallon. turns out she sings to her dog m l name's nick and i'm lazy. please don't take a walk with me i'd rather stay right here at home instead i'd like to lie back down in gmyrnece warm bed. my name's nick and you're going to have to carry me >> she and jimmy also talked a little politics so jimmy fallon asked her about vladimir putin
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and donald t and rump, she told him, quote, they have a lot in ccommon. >> that's brave to sing in public when you're not that good. trust me, i've been there. this morning's cnbc money port, starbucks lovers can stop standing in line and pick up their could have fees. 7400 locations customers can preorder their coffee using the order and pay feature on their smart phones. strsarbucks has only had an iphone app, one for android devices is now available. >> pumpkin spice latte iv now. >> my god. i try to limit myself to one of those a season because they are a diblgting. >> all sugar. 5:20 right now. ahead, a rodent because a viral sensation. why a subway rat has now inspired his own twitter account. >> what would you do if you saw this at your door. i mean, they look cute but they
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5:23 right now. a florida woman has an unusual neighbor who knocks on her door every day for food. >> someone's knocking at the door.
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who could it be? >> is that a rock? >> that's susie chin. she calls her, the raccoon, roxy the raccoon. >> okay. >> video of her has gone viral. for the past nine months the little raccoon rattles the rock against the door when she's hungry. this can go on for hours even after roxy eats the cat food that's left outside. >> the noise sometimes drives me crazy but i look forward to her coming every day and actually there's been a couple times where she's been late not getting here and i worry about her. >> kind of cute though, right? the video of roxy will send a message people should respect animals. wildlife officials say you should not feed wild raccoons because they have the potential to spread diseases. it's unnatural to their behavior. >> the cat food i guess is off. if it's going on for hours, why don't you give them something better than cat food. maybe it would go away. >> all right. >> that raccoon doesn't have anything on this road dend.
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>> comedian matt little recorded this. it went viral. a rat is pulling a piece of pizza down the new york city subway. that's a new york rat for you. >> that's right. determined rodent makes it down before getting startled. wait until you see he gets the cheese. pitsz is a rat. >> oh, my goodness. that is hilarious. >> tenacity. tenacity. determination. >> that's a pretty good place for pizza called the form. slopg all over the place. >> you should have seen the call zone. >> a billionaire. >> people were tweeting that exact thing. >> that's a new york rat. >> imagine carrying pizza bigger than your entire body. that's what we would have to be doing. >> i do that every day. >> i like that video. let's get to the weather picture this morning. we've got a lot of clouds. couple of sprinkles north and west of town.
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maybe breaks in the clouds. it feels like autumn, 74 degrees. even though this is the last full day of summer. tonight clearing skies after evening clouds. cooler. upper 50s in the city. we'll see more 40s in the suburbs. tomorrow, the first day of autumn, will turn out to be warmer, sunny zbler good. >> hey, lauren. >> hey, guys, pretty quiet for the commute. enjoy it while we can. take a look at your commuter checklist. all trains look good. outside in the gowanus. things moving along nicely. >> thank you very much, lauren. a flight to connecticut forced to make an unexpected stop. we're going to show you what happened midair. plus, an elaborate scam to warn you about. these people posed as good samaritans but they are anything but. and i'm katherine creag live
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on the upper east side where security, parking and traffic restrictions getting more intense ahead of the pope's visit. how this will affect you coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york."
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today's the day pope francis arrives here in the united states. what you need to know about the final preparations for his historic visit. also breaking news out of new jersey. flames shooting through the roof of a home. a live update from the scene. and this morning a new look at the man wanted for gunning down a cab driver in the bronx. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this tuesday, september 22nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene is on assignment in cuba covering pope francis's visit. >> coming up we want to check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. we have to come up with something maybe a part-time job. >> there will be time for me to get busy as we head into you know what season that will follow after fall. let's enjoy the quiet weather. yes, indeed, it has been an easy go.
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city at 62. cooler 50s north and west of the city. the skies are cloudy everywhere this morning. by noon, gray sky. peaks of sun. high temperature of 74 degrees. we'll have the weather for the pope's visit as well. seven day outlet. the latest on the commute, here's lauren. >> good morning, everyone. it is a quiet commute. we will enjoy it while we can. things are going to get crazy. let's take a live look outside and tell you what the roads look like. long island expressway in queens. things still moving along pretty nicely out there. no delays into the tunnel. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. pope francis just hours away
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states. he'll depart cuba for washington, d.c. this is where the holy father will be staying in the city with all the last-minute rush to prepare the city for his arrival, kat. so much going on. >> reporter: yes. michael, yes. 72nd street just down the street from fifth avenue he'll be staying for two nights. a lot of people -- it came as a surprise to them to see the barricades set up here so early. they were set up last week, but we are also now seeing parking restrictions. these went up last night no parking between 1:00 a.m. overnight until 8 saturday, 8:00 p.m. drivers and pedestrians should be prepared for roadblocks. security issues. popes may be stopped in their tracks if they're trying to cross the street. buses will be running but many bus lines will be rerouted including the m 72, m 15.
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the buses along fifth avenue. the mta says taking subways might be best. there will be traffic restrictions and parking restrictions and security. the secret service is leading the security detail and is prepared for anything. >> people will go off script and maybe take us a little bit out of our comfort zone but we are so well trained, we have such a level of experience that this doesn't concern me. >> reporter: here's a map of central park. the shaded area south of 79th street. joggers, bicyclists, those only who have a ticket for the pope's procession will be allowed in. these workers have been here since we arrived here before 4:00 in the morning. you can see the lights are on. what they're doing, they're delivering generators. they toll me they are for the mobile phones for security officers to use, but also for
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those security machines, michael, that people walk through so they can be powered up. x-ray machines will be here at the entrances of central park when people go in for the procession on friday. >> kat. people have to get screened. thank you so much. meanwhile, when pope francis touches down in new york five youngsters will be among those greeting him. these five students hand picked from catholic schools from brooklyn and queens. the oldest is 15 and the youngest 5. they've been working on what they will say to the holy father. a lot of pressure. they'll be giving them what they call a spiritual bouquet. a collection of prayers given to them from across the brooklyn diocese. >> i was really ecstatic because i didn't know it was going to happen to me so i was shocked. >> the pope, not everyone gets to meet him and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> i was really happy. it's like surprised. >> so cool. only about 200 people are expected to meet the pope when
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5:34 right now. darlene rodriguez is in cuba right now where the holy father currently is. we're going to check in with her at 6:00 a.m. for an update on the pope's historic visit. also on our website everything you need to know about pope francis's visit head to nbcnewyork.com/pope. 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. hi, chris. >> good morning, kerry, michael. starting out in the low 60s in the city. 50s in the suburbs. nice cool, comfortable start. more cloud cover today than what we saw yesterday. limited sunshine. a sprinkle north and west of the city. starting out 50s and 60s. low to mid 70s. which is where we should end up. late breaks of sunshine north and west of town. a few 50s north and west. up around 70 by noon. notice a lot of cloud symbols out there throughout the day. a high of 74.
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we will have the details on the pope's forecast in a little bit. thanks, chris. good morning, everyone. commute looks great. a couple of changes for new york waterway. pier 11 wall street stop closed at different times as people are arriving for the u.n. general assembly meetings. delays out there. bus route changes when you get into manhattan. molly pitcher commuter service begins at 6:30 a.m. commuters from monmouth county, jersey city, mid town, the world financial center and wall street. the first one takes off at 6:30. trains look good including the subways. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. breaking news out of new jersey right now. a home on laurel avenue in carney up in flames. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. tracie? >> reporter: kerry, we've moved around the corner from that home on laurel avenue to show you just how much damage was done.
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that home was not that color around this time yesterday, but the back of it now completely burned after that three alarm fire where officials say flames shot straight to the roof. let's show you those flames from cell phone video that caused the damage. it captured the flames that broke out shortly after -- i should say around 1:44 this morning. many neighbors saw flames in the back of the home. authorities tell us at least one person inside was able to get themselves to safety. residents tell us they believe there was a family living inside. there was heavy fire that engulfed both the first and second floors of the home. crews were able to stage an aggressive interior attack before the roof collapsed. >> we have a collapse of the roof which collapses to the second floor. both of the buildings on either side did receive damage to the exterior. >> i saw a woman and a little boy standing here with a blanket. she said they had gotten out and were okay.
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>> reporter: so far authorities tell us there were no injuries to either fire crew crew s or civilian civilians civilians. there's damage there and to both homes next door. right now the focus is on the home where the fire broke out. they need to see how structurally sound the home is before they allow fire investigators in. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. police have now released a video of a suspect wanted for murdering a taxi driver in the bronx. this is an update to a story we brought you yesterday as breaking news all morning long. the surveillance video allegedly shows the man who shot 39-year-old taxi driver in the head. news 4 obtained this exclusive video showing barry's taxi crashing into other cars after he was gunned down. he leaves behind three young sons and a pregnant wife.
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o'neill is charged with hitting a motorcycle and leaving the scene of the accident. the motorcycle rider was rushed to stoney brook hospital. there are more arrests in a hazing death. ten more members of the pi delta psy fraternity are accused of physically abusing him and trying to cover it up. they are due in court thursday. police say they plan to arrest 37 men in connection with his death. five of them are expected to be charged with murder. 5:39. police have released photos of three suspects wanted in a flat tire scam in queens. they punctured a woman's tire on parsons boulevard in jamaica last week. the men offered to change that woman's tire. the woman with the men stole the victim's purse.
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and more than $1,000 in catch. a new jersey police officer is charged in an accident. he had to be wheeled into court to plead to the 27 count indictment against him. prosecutors say his blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way on a staten island exit ramp, slammed head on into a tractor-trailer killing a fellow officer and another friend. a third passenger was kritd particularically injured. a flight bound for hartford, connecticut, was diverted due to a bird strike. the bird cracked the plane's windshield. it was diverted to philadelphia where it landed safely around 6:30 last night. all 114 passengers were put on another plane and then sent on their way an hour later. 5:40. when a fight over money could
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talk this morning of service cuts. plus, a car drives for about a mile on some train tracks but not before bursting into flames. this morning what police say the driver told them. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york" as we look at the george
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look at the traffic moving on the hamilton bridge. coming up on 5:43. it's time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris cimino doing the weather this morning. >> the wheels on the bus go rourchtd round and round. traffic will not have a problem due to the weather. no rain anticipated not only for today but the several days. we do need rain. not going to get it any time soon. with the pope coming to town. that's a good weather story. the breeze flopping. cool breeze. all day yesterday.
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today. today a lot of cloud cover. beautiful first day of autumn tomorrow with more sunshine back temperatures. it looks nice for thursday and friday for the pope visit. i'll have details. >> 55 in stanford and in fairfield and reading, 57. most of long island low 60s as it is in the 60s. most of northern new jersey, in the 50s. cloudy sky out there right now. you see a little bit of rain eastern pennsylvania. just to the extreme northwest new jersey. we zoom in a little bit closer here. warren county, sussex county, orange county, olster county, unlike showers this morning. clouds are what we have to deal with. for the pope's visit on thursday, leaving d.c. flying into jfk late in the afternoon, nice weather, actually, 77 degrees at 5:00 when the pope
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then his visit to go to saint patrick's, in the low 70s. nice evening anticipated as well. temperatures settle ing back to the low 70s. friday, east harlem, 74. central park, 73 degrees again. more clouds, i think, in the picture on friday. we'll keep the rain away and of course at msg, at that point dropping to the low 70s with a mostly cloudy sky. maybe a break or two of sunshine anticipated. no rain. those are pretty comfortable temperatures. those are the only sprinkles going away but the clouds hanging in there. a few breaks. then the cloud line should shift east. sunny and warm tomorrow afternoon with temperatures climbing close to 80. friday cooler as the wind comes in off the water with more cloud cover around but dry. then as we go towards the weekend, the easterly flow gets involved bringing in low level moisture. we could see a couple of showers
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no showers of consequence. 74. lots of clouds. 81. not bad for thursday or friday. 80 the warmer day. cooler, cloudier for the weekend and back to the upper 70s on monday. lauren scala, anything new in terms of trouble spots out there? >> no. no new trouble spots. commute moving along nicely. live look at the southern state parkway by eagle avenue. nassau county commuters. things moving along nicely. no accidents to report on. in for a nice ride. let's look ahead to tonight. east avenue and a bunch of cross streets in the area. anything could be affected from 34th street all the way up to 6 60th. the police can shut down the roads at any time. tomorrow we'll have a little bit bigger of an area with closures. emergency vehicles on 42nd street and 57th that will block lanes.
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you'll have the ramps closed. we could see sporadic closures southbound and northbound by south ferry. not going to be easy starting tomorrow to get around. definitely take the train if you can. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. coming up on 5:48. former tennis star james blake says a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner was a productive one. the three met because of this surveillance video that shows an officer mistakenly arresting blake outside a mid town hotel earlier this month in an aggressive manner. blake says he's hoping the conversation will help so that something like this doesn't happen again. however, he stopped short of giving the details of the initiatives he's proposing. >> looking for lasting positive impact on the city and on the police force. >> we are retraining our entire police force which has never been done before. >> blake didn't rule out filing
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the officer remains on light duty without his badge and gun. meanwhile, a bill to the city council is calling for a way to identify over aggressive officers and have them retrained. partly in response to the james black case. this new legislation would require the police department to evaluated allegations of misconduct, special attention would be then given to officers who have prior complaints. the mta is threatening cuts to new york city services if the city doesn't pay its share. mta chairman tom pendregast made these comments during yesterday's finance meeting. the city is committing to more than $650 million over five years but says it should be paid over $3 billion. the city's transportation commissioner called the move putative and asked them to take a regional approach for a solution. meanwhile, mta have arrested a 25-year-old queens man for driving on the long island railroad tracks in long island city.
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ryan morrah abandoned his car when it hit the third rail and caught fire. he reportedly told workers that he was sorry for leaving his car on the tracks. look at that. that fire shut down train service from penn station to jamaica for several hours. morrah's charged with driving with reckless endangerment. the kentucky county clerk faces a new court challenge. couples are arguing that kim davis is changing the licenses granted by her deputies. they fear their marriages will be made invalid. davis did return to work last week. she served time in jail for blocking same-sex marriages. you may remember the texas teenager arrested at school last week. his home mate clock triggered a bomb scare. now he'll be here in new york tomorrow for meetings at the u.n. muhammad's father says he's
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son and he withdrew ahmed from classes yesterday. that dallas area school denies though that muhammad was arrested because he is a muslim. it is 5:50. sports news for you. the jets off to a hot start. they are still undefeated. taking on the colts in indianapolis. gang green getting things started in the first quarter. that's when ryan fitzpatrick hits eric decker for the touchdown. the jets defense forcing five turnovers. darrelle revis had three including the fumble recovery as the colts look to score. brandon marshall helped steal the game when he fought for this touchdown. look at that. oh, man. that was in the fourth quarter. the jets go on to win it. >> wow. >> i know, impressive. he fought for that. 20-7. >> great start to the season. just ahead at 5:51. men need to hear the pros and cons of a controversial determination.
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>> a super yacht. we'll tell you who supposedly owns this thing and how much it's worth.
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back now on this tuesday morning. you're looking at what's believed to be the world's largest super yacht. workers in germany spent three
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they towed it out to sea for the first time. this is a sailboat or sail yacht. it has eight floors. one of which includes an underwater observation room. it's $565 million. it's believed to be owned by a new york city meteorologist. >> owned by a russian billionaire. >> a little sailboat in my bathtub. that's about it. >> along with a rubber ducky. >> great imagery. >> very understated. >> you would almost miss it. >> right. simple forecast. not much going on other than we're stuck in the clouds. there may be a break or two. it's breezy, cool, similar temperatures to what we have. close to normal. tonight a clearing trend, upper 50s and 40s in the suburbs. near 80 by then.
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>> crazy. >> hey, lauren. >> let's enjoy a quiet commute while we can. still no major problems out there. we'll take a look at your commuter checklist. new jersey transit packed subways all without service changes. much different picture than we've been used to seeing. things moving along really nicely in staten island. no delays out there. we do have some congestion on our normal roadways. no major problems. >> thank you, lauren. in news for your health, there's a study that says men may be at risk for prostate cancer than years ago. that's when they recommended men not get regular prostate cancer screenings. researchers say scaling back those screenings did reduce the harmful effects of overtreating some low-risk cancer cases but may have cause the d high-risk cancer
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it's an historic day as pope francis plans to leave cuba for his first ever trip to the united states. a luxury car spins out of control taking out two businesses. we're following breaking news in new jersey where a three alarm fire sent flames shooting through a roof. "today in new york" starts now. well, good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday, september 22nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene is on assignment in cuba. here is chris cimino. michael, kerry, still in pretty good shape with a cloudy sky, most folks upper 50s to low 60s. same thing in white plains, parsippany, 56. cooler nice and for today we're an
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cool breeze is persisting. more details on the forecast. latest issues on the road. >> starting to get busy. live look at the george washington bridge coming from new jersey to the tolls. very minor delays. five minutes or less heading to the toll plaza. all good news. bell parkway and j.f.k. airport, you can see delays. this is how it normally looks at this hour. not all that bad. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. now that pope francis's historic visit to the u.s. in a few hours the pontiff will leave cuba headed to washington, d.c. >> chris, security very tight in the nation's capitol. the president and the first lady ll greet pope francis when he arrives this afternoon. the secret service has been getting ready for now nearly a year to protect the people's pope.
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on the upper east side and around madison square garden as well. right now we want to go to cuba. darlene rodriguez the only local reporter there in havana where the pope is wrapping up the first historic leg. darlene, you've been able to observe what's going on there and talk to the people about how they feel fbout pope francis's visit to cuba. >> reporter: i have, michael. really has been a privilege to be able to be here in this country and talk to so many cubans who are excited about his visit. it's been an eventful week about pope francis. he'll be stopping in washington, d.c. he is still here in san diego d cuba. it's the second largest city in the country. he met with bishops there and he played to our lady of arity. that's the patroness of cuba. her image is everywhere in cultural, religious, even official locations.
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she's seen as a protector of cuba and its people. pope francyo will pray at the sh yrine. i asked a woman i met yesterday named natalia how she felt about the holy father being here. >> translator: marvelous. there's no other pope like it. we are happy with him because he's really been doing things differently. he's brought us peace, happiness, humility. >> reporter: well today the pope meets with families and celebrates mass in santiago de cuba. makes his way to the united states. first stop, washington, d.c. michael. >> darlene, as we've mentioned, thisdisn't your first trip to cuba. you first9reported from havana back in 1999. back then you were reporting issue. take a look at this. >> reporter: the reason so many new yorkers told us it was important to bring medicine here
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like this operate a a bare minimum. >>u great to see you back there in 1999 as well, darlene. >> reporter: thanks. >> the question is, has anything changed as you've been there now, 16 years later? >> my hair but, yes, a lot has changed. the pharmacies here, they really are very, very different. they're no longer empty, the shelves the way they were, the way we found them. things like tylenol, ibuprofen, you can find it here. it's hard. not easy. generic forms of alka-seltzer, tums, that sort of thing. you can't find it here. you have to go to an international pharmacy. the cough medicine is a natural remedy you have to have it prepared in advance. people told me diapers, baby formula, diapers are very, very expensive. baby formula is provided at a
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very low price by the government buryt milk also can be difficult when you're making very, very little money. the bottom line here is the conversation when you tal to people who look to pope francis for change, the conversation is not an ideological one as it is an economic one. life is hard here. people are looking for things to change so it can be easy. there are dissidents, we've seen them get arrested. they want that to continue. they want the cubans to have the saus experience. it has been a privilege and incredible experience reporting from havana. >> i can imagine. the opening the pope talks about, that may also be a call for change to the regime? >> absolutely. and we've seen raul come out to personally meet the pope and attend more than one mass since he's been here.neso we do know there is that level of respect.
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raul and f el castro were raised in the catholic church by jesuits. ey declared the state atheists atheists. raul says maybe the pope could bring him back. >> it'soamazing. >> she looks younger now than e did back then. we have created a special section with everything you need to know about the pope's visit head to nbcnews york.com/pope. you can see the pictures that door lean has taken. the "today" show will be live in washington, d. , as well. ifinal preparngions made for the papal visit. that will come up. the pope will be arriving t re today and that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. very good. it is time now for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris. >> all right. on this day we're still dealing with a lot of cloud cover. final day of summer. temperaturkn a liftle bit on the
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cool side relative to where we've been. it's normal for this time of year. starting out in the 50s. low 60s. sprinkles across northwest new jersey. afternoon temperatures low to mid 70s. maybe late breaks in the cloud cover for sun peeking through. day planner things fairly gray. about 70 at noontime. forecasting high of 74 degrees. now commute wise i see a fire on your map. that's not good. >> there is a fire on my map. not a huge delay getting into this area. there are reports of a vehicle fire on 84 eas undicn the bruisester area. keep thasct in mind. as far as i know, things are passable. we'll take a live look outside at the cross bronx expressway. construction has been cleared. no reports of an accident, but i ll continue to keep a very close eye on that.
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alternate side of the rule r streetnpark. looking at the breaking news in nourges, trace ssi strahan is there. >> reporter: now that the fire has been extinguished, investigation is in sful swing. they're trying to figure out what caused this fire. we have cell phone video that shows the intensity of the fire that createdacrews in the single family home just around 1:44 this morning. at one point residents say the smd oke was so intense it filled the whole neighborhood. new orleans hornet evsay at least one person who was inside was able to get themselves to safety. residents, however, report that an entire family lived in tt home. authorities say they did a couple of sweeps of the home and didn't find anyone else inside. crews were able to staga an gresyive interior attack before the roof collapsed. even after things were brought
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under control, there was damage to both homes next door. >> pretty common in this area is how close the buildings are together. there's only three feet separation. we have fire. the fire is very easy to extend next door. >> the back is all gone. >> reporter: there was a lot of fire in the back of the'home. it exend itted tended up to the second floor. they conducted a couple of sweeps and didn't fino anyone else inside. vestigators are starting to light up the home on laurel avenue on every side including the heavily damaged side to see if they can find out what may have sparked this, kerry. back to you. tracie, thank you. is r overing ae fter crashing into a str ip mall. that's a white maserati.sitak's wedged into the mangled building. this is on higby lane in wisconsin islip.
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they barreled into a bagel shop and chicken restaurant. bonnth businesses were closed at e time. the driver had to be extricated. his injuries are not life threatening. >>ou> 6:09. happening right now. poc lice searching for a man who murdered a taxi driver in the bronx. it is an update to a story we first brought you as breaking news yesterday morning. lice ieleaseb this suehiveillance video of a suspect who shot mamadou berry in the head. news 4 obtained exclusive video showing his taxi crashing into other cars right there as he was gunned down. he leaves behind three young sons and a press gnant wife. ten more students charged in the hazing death of a student in the poconos. it was called the glass ceiling. police say ten mens of the pi delta psy fraternity charged yesterday. basically abused dang and tried to cover it up. they're due in court thursday. > 6:10.
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soheme scary movements in the air for a flight bound for hartford, connecticut. american airlines flight 1889 took off from charlotte, nbc nbc. a. birth struck the plane, that caused a crack. it was diverted to philadelphia where it landed safely at 6:30 last night. nobody was hurt. anspother flight took off an hour later. 6:10. at sun down yom kippur begins. security very tight in israel ahead of this religious observance. it is a time when jews get to fast and pray and here in 2340rk the u.n. is playing host for the first time to a traditional ceremony that marks the beginning of yom kippur. 6:11 right now. up ahead, rising republican presidential candidate carly fior.na pays a visit to the "tonight show." this as one of her rivals, one of the former sus spents the campaign.
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welcome back. it is 6:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it is the last day of summer. >> yeah. >> i know we kind of loved it all in the past. this is it. >> it's official. tomorrow morning at this time it will be autumn. 4:22 tomorrow autumn officially arrives. this is the last full day of summer. it will feel more like an autumn day. it looks much warmer. gray and breezy today. very typical fall sky. temperatures generally in the 70s. not a bad day. tomorrow nicer weather the first day of autumn back to sunshine. warmer temperatures. looks pretty good for the pope thursday and friday. details in a second. high point, 53. most of new jersey, generally
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mid and upper 50s hudson valley and down the jersey shore we had overcast skies all night. temperatures didn't drop off that dramatically. little bit of light rain in sussex county. that would be about it for any rain chance this morning well to the north and west of the city. but the clouds are going t hang tough throughout the day. in terms of the pope coming in on thursday, leaving d.c., flying into jfk, fine weather conditions anticipated here. 77 degrees touch down ae about 5:00 with a mostly sunny sky. as the pope heads towards saint patrick's should be in the mid 70s. the evening hours dress really almost for warm weather. nothing chilly heading your way on thursday. friday, united nations, morning hours. little cool, 65 degrees. low 70s at the 9 oe 11 memorial. more clouds building on friday.
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east harlem at 4:00, 74. speaking of the clouds, here we go on future tracker, a lot of them with us. some sunshine this afternoon at times. e clouds finally numbering out to the east of us. sets the stage for a beautiful day tomorrow. lots of blue sky. lots of sunshine. warm temperatures for the first day of fall. 74 for today into tonight, upper 50s. 40s in the distant suburbs. few high clouds. 80 degrees, 74 for friday with a fair amount of clouds building in the day. weekend looks gray. a little damp. we'll have to watch sunday. some models bringing in significant rain, some she ers. low 70s. back with some sun, upper 70s on monday. let's get back to lauren scala. >> a couple of problems out there. things are starting to slow down in the usual spots. getting busy on the roads. we have a truck fire on c84 eastbound out by route 312.
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you can see delays building. we have reports of a separate brush fire about a mile before this getting into the area. that will certainly make things worse. cross bronx expressway, reports of a disabled vehicle. westbound by the sheridan. you can see very heavy delays past the bronx parkway. the bruckner is better. nothing getting in your way on the roads. live look outside at nothing. everything is going along nicely. we'll talk about the ferries. molly pitcher commuter service begins today at 6:30. ferries moving along nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. 6:18. happening today former republican congressman michael grimm heads to prison.
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he'll spend eight months in prison. prosecutors accused him of trying to hide $1 million in sales receipts from his manhattan restaurant. 6:18, wisconsin's governor scott walker is out of the race. >> i believe i am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. >> that statement yesterday seen as a rallying cry against front-runner donald trump. walker's campaign failed to gain traction in the polls after last week's gop debate. meanwhile, carly fiorina is rising in the polls. she appeared last night right here on the nbc "tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. she shared a bit of a song she sings to one of her dogs my name's nick and i'm lazy please don't take a walk with me
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there are very happy jets fans. >> obviously it's because their team is still undefeated. taking on the colts. gang green getting things started in the first quarter. ryan fitzpatrick hits eric decker for the touchdown. the jets defense forces five turnovers. the fumble recovery. receiver brandon marshall -- >> wow. >> yeah, right. receiver brandon marshall sealed the game when he fought for this touchdown. he fought hard for it. the jets win it 20-7. >> wow. they're doing great. >> i know. >> all right. i ended up like the mets, nobody saw that coming. the rangers started their preseason. >> yes they did. >> they won. >> sports mayhem. as we head into the fall season, this being the last day of summer, it's going to feel a little more like fall though. lots of clouds out there starting out in the 50s and 60s. breezy, comfortable day. gray day.
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maybe sun at times though. can't rule that out either. clearing trend for the last few weeks. day one of fall tomorrow brings back sunshine and warmer temperatures. >> go figure. >> there you go. lauren, what's happening road wise? >> we have issues on the expressway. chopper 4 is over a disabled school bus. they're setting out flares in the westbound lanes just after the sheridan expressway. you can see delays building very quickly on the cross bronx. they go back quite a ways already. so you'll want to head over to the bruckner. it's a bit of a slow ride on the bruckner, but at least all lanes are open. >> wow. >> in bound side of the holland tunnel where things are moving along just fine. you have a ten-minute wait coming off the turnpike. five minutes from routes 1 and 9. lincoln tunnel 15 minute wait. george washington bridge, five minutes or less.
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>> not bad at all. final preparations for the papal visit. i'm katherine creag. live on the north side where the pope will be staying. expect intense security and no parking. we'll tell you what to expect coming jupe. >> reporter: a chaotic fire. live on the scene with what authorities are saying about it. >> keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 mobile app on your phone right now.
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now at 6:30, pope francis prepares to leave cuba and embark on his historic trip through the united states. also this morning, a scam warning. where police say thieves are posing as good samaritans. and then we're following breaking news in new jersey where an early morning fire has left a home in ruins. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this tuesday, september 22nd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene is on assignment in cuba. >> chris cimino has the forecast as we look at another nice tuesday. chris, final day of summer.
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>> not bad though. temperatures comfortable. cool. north baby loun, 61. in the city 62 degrees. cooler 50s you find in northern new jersey, a lot of cloud cover out there now. probably going to stick around for the balance of the day. we may get some breaks from time to time. a stray sprinkle. then gray and breezy through noon. hopefully a little break in the clouds. high temperature of 74 degrees. rest of your forecast ahead. 6:30 commute. how is it shaping up, lauren? >> we have problems on the cross bronx. kei ky symington is in chopper 4. the delays are back to the bruckner expressway. the bruckner would be a much better ride. avoid the cross bronx
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expresswbi we have a closure on 84 eastbound, reports of a fully engulfed tractor-trailer out there. that's fire. you can see delays building very quickly past exit 18. continue to keep you updated on that. two problems. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. the countdown is underway. in hours pop francis arrives here in america. he lands in washington and security as expected is tight. president obama will greet the pope as head of state when he touches down this afternoon. then the pontiff goes to the white house. that will be tomorrow. the pope will give a final mass in cuba this morning, it will be at the basilica at the shrine of our lady of charity. the pope paid homage to cuba's patron saint there and then afterwards he was greeted by children who gave him gifts. our own darlene rodriguez spoke
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qualities. >> translator: marvelous. there's no other pope like him. we are happy with him because he's really been doing things differently. he's brought us peace, happiness, humility. >> and as he gets to the city today the pope will be blessing the city of santiago. indeed. the pope's visit to new york will have a major impact on travel all around the city. lauren's already been doing endurance sprints to get ready for thursday and friday. today katherine creag is in the city. >> reporter: the pope doesn't arrive until thursday. make no mistake, we are seeing cars getting towed by nypd workers. pope francis will be staying down the street. a sign went up already. it starts overnight and goes until saturday night. during the pope's visit so many
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areas across manhattan will have road closures. mid town msg is where he'll be having a mass friday night, upper east side, lower manhattan manhattan, mid town by the u.n. buses will be rerouted. running but expect some of them to take a different route than normal. m-72. buses along fifth avenue. the mta says taking the subways might be best. no one is sugar coating how difficult it will be getting around by car and foot. this by the mayor. >> i think we can handle a day of inconvenience to have the leader of a global religion with us preaching a message of inclusion and understanding. i think we can handle it. again, we'll make every effort to keep things moving. >> reporter: we want to show you a map of central park. the shaded area south of 81st street will be closed off forjoggers, bicyclists. only those with a ticket for procession will be allowed in.
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gate of central park to go in only for ticketed people. they will have to go through the security machines and x-ray machines. we want to give you this look before any cars pass by us here on fifth avenue. we've seen so many of these across manhattan. portable roadblocks. they're heavy and they're big and they can go on fifth avenue, east 77th street. that's what the nypd will be using to block the road to prevent cars from going there when the pope arrives here on east 72nd street or wherever else he is going across manhattan. back to you, kerry. >> the perimeters. pack your patience. kat, thank you. we've created a special section on our website with everything you need to know about the pope's visit. head to nbcnewyork.com/pope. you can cedar lean's picture its
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straight ahead at 7:00 this morning. 6:34. time for weather and traffic, chris cimino. >> i know we've had a great stretch weather. the morning are definitely cooler than they were a while ago. >> we're getting less and less daylight every day. you spend more time in darkness. the temperatures cool down at night. back down to the low 50s and 60s even with an overcast sky. stays fairly cloudy and breezy. the temperatures bounce back to the low to perhaps mid 70s. the spots get a bit of sunshine. breaa ks of sun especially later this afternoon north and west of town. in the city holding steady at 62 degrees. the sky is mostly cloudy. got the cool breeze out there from time to time. look for 70 by noon. 74 by 3:00. that should be the high for the day. rest of your seven day forecast and a look at the weekend ahead. looking at 9 commute as always is lauren. >> the roads are slow today. a lot of people out there on them. we have a couple of changes to
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bus route b 63 and 62 are on detour. getting on the ferriss, they look good. pier 11 wall street stop could close at any minute if someone is arriving for the u.n. general assembly. you can expect delays in bus route changes once you get into manhattan. all the trains look good today. that includes your sub ways and alternate side of the street parking is in effect. >> laurence , thanks very much. "today in new york's" tracie strahan has been on the scene of the fire. what's the latest? >> reporter: now that the sun is up, we can get a clear shot of what the damage is to the home on laurel avenue. you can see in the middle there, it's absolutely charred on the second floor. the homes on either side of it, not looking too great either. this is a fire that even caused a roof collapse. officials saying it could have been worse.
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showing the flames that greeted the homes this morning. at one point residents told us smoke, heavy, dense smoke filled the earn tire neighborhood. one person inside was able to get themselves to safety. crews were able to get inside and stage an attack before the roof collapsed. but even after the fire was brought under control there was damage to both homes next door. >> we have a collapse of the roof which collapses to the second floor. both of the buildings on either side did receive damage to the exterior. >> i saw a woman and a little boy standing here with a blanket so she said they had gotten out and they were okay. >> reporter: it's pretty common in this area, according to authorities, homes very close together, roughly three feet apart. the fire really didn't spread to the homes. the exterior melted off. you can see the siding is melted. good news if there is any good news in all of this to report,
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either to firefighters or civilians. now they just have to figure out what sparked all of this. >> that is always good news. 6:37. moving to long island. sussex county police officer charged with hitting a motorcyclist with his truck and taking off, he turned himself in yesterday. the motorcyclist was rushed to stoney brook hospital in critical condition. former tennis star james blake says a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner was productive. they met because of this surveillance video. an officer mistakenly arrested blake. he hopes this conversation makes sure something like this didn't happen again. he stopped short of giving details to the initiative that he's proposing. >> looking for lasting positive impact on the city and on the police force. >> we are retraining our entire patrol force, which has never
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been done before. >> now police did not rule out filing a lawsuit against the city. the officer involved, james frascatore remains on modified duty without his badge and gun. that is until an internal investigation is complete. at the same time the city council is proposing a bill to identify over aggressive officers and have them retrained. the new legislation would require the police department to evaluate allegations of misconduct. special attention given to officers with prior complaints. >> bail set at $25,000 for a new jersey police officer. linden office pedro abad had to be wheeled into court to plead not guilty to a 27 count indictment against him. his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. he slammed head on into a tractor-trailer and killing
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another officer and a third friend. a third passenger was critically injured. three suspects are wanted in a flat tire scam that's going on in squeens. investigators say they punctured a woman's tire on parsons boulevard. it happened in jamaica last week. these men offered to help her change her tire. while she was distracted with all of that police say the third person, the woman, stole the victim's purse. they got away with credit cards and more than $1,000 in cash. later today the jewish holiday of yom kippur begins. at sun down members of the jewish faith gather to fast and pray. security has really stepped up at synagogues in our area right now. 6:40. see the hungry rat that has become a viral hit online. >> calling new york city's newest celebrity. getting your morning coffee can get evens easier.
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blinds for life. have you seen this yet? new york city's newest celebrity. this pizza loving rat. comedian matt little recorded this video and it went viral. this rat is pulling a full piece of pizza down some new york city sub way stairs by his teeth. the piece is twice the size of this little guy. makes it almost all the way down before it gets startled and hides a little bit. pizza rat now has an online following and a twitter handle. he probably has more followers than both of us combined. >> tomorrow you see him with the box. he has the whole pie.
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>> making deliveries. >> pepperoni, yes. >> that's pretty funny. he didn't get any of us. >> hard work for nothing. this is the greatest city. >> it really is. that's great video there. all right. weather video will be one of gray sky for the most part. a lot of clouds out there this morning. the flags are moving a little bit. same breeze out of the northeast direction. it will keep things feeling cool. despite the limited sunshine temperatures get back to the 70s. 62, mostly cloudy. lots of clouds in the weather headline. cool temperatures. beautiful day one of autumn. that's tomorrow. sunshine returning and warmer temperatures. pope's visit good, dry and temperatures fairly seasonable and reasonable. in terms of our temperature today, normal high 72. at about 74. so we're pretty close to where we should be for this time of year and what has been an extremely warm september. on a record pace right now. meantime, all of the showers out
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kind of dying out. brushed cross northwest new jersey. threat of showers dissipating. clouds around. for the pope's arrival leaving d.c. thursday, heading towards j.f.k., fine, dry. 77 degrees. 5:00 touchdown. heading over to saint patrick's mid 70s. dress for warm weather. in terms of what happens on friday, through mid town, msg, 72 degrees. more clouds on friday. no rain. rain out of the forecast. dry but cloudier by the end of the day friday. clouds today. maybe some peaks of sun especially late in the afternoon. 74. clearing up. upper 50s in the city. 40s in the suburbs north and west. cool start to day one of autumn. high back around 81 degrees. citi field for the mets. continue in their path to clinch the pennant. 70 degrees.
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first pitch temp dropping into the 60s. more clouds and cooler temperatures later friday and then as we get towards the weekend some questions how far north this area of rain will get. do anticipate more clouds. cooler temperatures and the possibility of a touch of shower activity south and east on sunday. then as we go back to monday look for the return of partial sun and temperatures back to the 70s. the roads are very crowded this morning. plenty of people out there. we have a couple of big problems. one of them on 84 in the carmel area. 312 with a tractor-trailer fire there. delays very heavy getting into here. then on the new york state thruway near the tappan zee bridge, an accident. delays back to the garden state parkway. live look at the grand central parkway where there is an accident there. you can see cars getting around it. westbound in the exit lane to
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delays continue to build here. past laguardia airport at this point. now to the cross bronx expressway. ky symington is over the scene of the disabled school bus. you can see it takes out two lanes at this point. delays are extensive. they go back to the bruckner interchange. this is not moving well. you want to head over to the bruckner. expect this ride through the bronx this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the mta threatening cuts to new york city services if the city doesn't pay its share. they made the comment yesterday during a finance meeting. the mta says the city will be paying more than $650 million over five years. adds that that figure should be more than $3 billion. the city's transportation commissioner called the news
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take a regional approach for a solution. meanwhile, ridership is a lot lower than expected to the city's newest subway station. the mta says only 7,000 riders a day are using the hudson yard train. >> wow. >> i know. they had expected double that. mta spokesman said that the ridership is due in part to a closed high line entrance nearby and that two office towers have yet to open as well. >> change. this morning's cnbc money report, it's like easy pass. it lets you place your order before you get to the store and pick up your coffee without waiting in line. while starbucks is only an iphone app they're saying an android version is for today. >> go upstairs for the coffee machine and not eat at all.
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>> you could do that, kerry. >> 6:49. up next, see what happens when a kayaker has to fight off a hammerhead shark.
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new this morning we're getting a look at a kayaker's encounter with a pretty aggressive hammerhead shark. at the shore of santa barbara, california. a go pro camera mounted on the kayaker's head. hitting the shark with his oan because the shark is circling his kayak. the whole thing lasted for a while, 15 minutes. the kayaker said he hit the shark 15 times before he took off. holy cow. >> i'm glad that worked out. the "today" show coming up in 15 minutes. check in with matt and savannah. >> that would end my off shore
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kayaking career right there. >> getting the fishing rods out. it was probably the bait that attracted the shark. >> tell that to the shark. that's not going to help you. good to see you. coming up, pope francis kicks off his historic visit to the united states. what you can expect during the next six days. the crowds anxiously awaiting his arrival. why the trip could impact your new iphone's arrival. >> we're going to explain that. also ahead, scott walker takes a parting shot at donald trump as he departs the presidential race while trump goes on a twitter tirade against fox news and bill o'reilly. bill o'reilly is joining us. he'll weigh in. >> plus on rosen reports, three apps to keep your kids safe when you can't be with them. we'll get started soon. see you then. >> looking forward to it. thank you so much. up next chris is going to tell us what to expect weather wise on this last full day of summer.
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now for an update on that breaking news in new jersey. a home destroyed by a three alarm fire. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the scene in kearny. tracie? >> reporter: we're standing by for fire marshals. the flames were so intense that it knocked the siding on the hos me where the fire broke out and the homes next door.
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just before 2:00 this morning the fire broke out. at one point residents said smoke filled the entire neighborhood. at least one person inside was able to get themselves to safety. no civilian firefighter injuries were reported. we want to go to katherine creag on the upper east side with new details on how the papal visit could impact you. kat. >> reporter: kerry, michael, heavy duty barricades up. tow trucks are here. parking restrictions. no parking that went into effect overnight. they last through saturday night. for people driving or even pedestrians, they should be prepared for roadblocks, but also roads closed on the upper sees east side, lower manhattan. he'll be staying here on east 72. he's not arriving until thursday afternoon as you know, kerry, michael, already security and
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>> kat, thanks very much. pope francis will arrive in washington, d.c. that's this afternoon. the "today" show will be there live for final preparations made for this papal visit. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. >> have you been carbo loading? >> i have. i'll be here all day every day for you. we have a couple of problems out there on the roads that i want to get to. 84 still shut down eastbound by route 312 with a tractor-trailer fire. we have a disabled vehicle on the bqe causing delays. ky symington was in chopper 4 over the scene of an issue on the cross bronx expressway. still out there with heavy delays by a school bus. >> chris, what's happening? >> kind of a gray day today. not a bad feeling day. looks pretty good in terms of temperatures at 74 this afternoon. a little bit on the breezy side. 60s or so. tomorrow, first day of fall arrives at 4:22 in the morning.
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lots of sunshine, 81 the expected high. the pope's arrival on thursday looks pretty good with partly to mostly sunny skies. may bring in a few more clouds on friday. not an issue. the winds turn more. temperatures cooler at 74. very comfortable and then saturday, sunday look for it to be grayer days. maybe a touch of rain sunday, sunday night especially south and east of the city. back to the 70s again on monday. >> looking at those temperatures. it wasn't that long ago we were solid 90s. >> good stuff. the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. guest of honor. pothpe francis set touch down in the u.s. to y. a rare greeting at the airport and then thousbnds of the faithful and massive unprecedented securirety. the arrival now just hours away. not going quietly. wisconsin govermor scottuwalker
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urcoges others to do the same as a parting shot to donald trump. >> the limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current front-runner. >> well, this morning trump is lashing out again. this time against fox news and bill o'reilly. o'riley is here and will respond live. and 5,000% hike. the young drug company ceo under fire for raising the cost of life-saving pill overnight from $13 to $750. >> in response to a s f this attention and doctors and tient g ours saying they can't access this drug, are you going to change the price? >> no. >> the controversial decision making it a the way to the campaign trail. >> nobody in america should have to choose between buying the medicine and paying their rent. >> how that ceo has become a pariah and thrint the battle over prescriptions and price-gouging into the spotlight today, tuesday, september 22nd,
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and s annah guthrie livo from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. > gs d mornin everwlody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. that prescription story has raised a lot of eyebrows, and now idos entered right into the political arena. >> yeah. we'll have much more on that story. meanwhile, you ready for the visit of the pope. >> you mean spiritually ready in. >> personally yes. he'll spend a couple of days in washington and then comes to new york on thursday,ries visit coinciding with the u.n. jen assembly getting together. >> something like 170 world leaders including the president. >> and how about traffic. >> yes. >> of course, pope's visit is our top story, the red carpet being rolled out for pope francis today as he begins his first ever trip to the u.s. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house. one of the stops on the pope's six-day tour, peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. he'll be here about this time tomorrow morning.
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americans first see this much lebrated, much admired pope up close and personal. a six-day three-city trip for the head of the catholic church by far the biggest denomination in the country with more than 70 million catholics wordwide. from the moment the pope arrives it will mark a series of firsts, the 78-year-old's first trip to the u.s. to be personally welcomed to andrews air force base by president obama, a gesture so rare this president has only done it once before. on wednesday francis makes an th century missionary a saint, the first canonizion oa american soil. thursday, he becomes the first pope to asdress a jdent meeting of congrcos >> the members of congress been told do not shake the pope's hand when he comes down the aisle. there's a dignity to this occasion because this is someone, you know, who is, again, above politics. >> reporter: for this pope who embraces simplicity the preparations for his visit have been anything but, with upwards of 60 law enforcement agencies
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